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TracFone Settles "Unlimited Data" Complaint, Refunds Available

Company pays $40 million to FTC to settle charges, and refunds are available for Straight Talk, Net10, Simple Mobile, and Telcel America customers.

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Cricket Wireless LTE Speedtest

CV Tech Reviews on YouTube demonstrates speeds available with Cricket's LTE high speed data.

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How slow is throttled Cricket data?

In this video, CT Tech Reviews demonstrates Cricket's throttled data download speeds.

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How Does Prepaid Cell Phone Service Work?

Learn how prepaid phone plans work, and how they differ from contract-based plans.

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Can you use a Verizon iPhone 5 on a Prepaid Plan?

The short answer is yes. You should even be able to use the phone on AT&T-based plans, although you won't get LTE.

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What is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)?

Most prepaid phone service providers in the United States are MVNOs, meaning they don't own their own wireless network. What does this mean for customers?

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